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a homemade branding

When I saw someone with a branding of a Celtic cross on his back last summer (1996), I fell in love with it. The whole idea of having three dimensional body art turned me on. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be burned into me for the longest time, I wanted it to be meaningful, so I chose the rune, perth or peorth. But the problem was, I didn't know how to go about doing this. I called most of the tattoo shops around, and none of them has done a branding before or would attempt one on me.

After a while I just forgot about it, and since Halloween was coming up, I was too busy to think about it too much.

But after October the thought crept into my head one night at my friends house. I was talking to my friend about it and he said "why don't we do it now" YES!!! I got all excited. He grabbed a coat hanger and a pair of pliers and went to work on it. After he was done, they decided to tie me down to my friends bed, they thought I was going to flail my arms around in pain. So, I'm tied down to this bed, John was down stairs heating up the hanger over the stove, while Jenny was trying to pin me down the best that she could so I wouldn't move. Then I heard John running up the stairs and into Jen's room, he runs up and jabs the hot metal into my arm. It watched it sink into my arm as my flesh made a popping and crackling sound. He held it there until it stopped burning, I saw the look on his face, he got off on it. Anyway, when he was done, he decided it needed to be touched up, so he heated it up over a candle finished the job. They were so surprised because I didn't move at all, I can handle pain pretty well. I wanted it to scar up, so I made a stupid decision and rubbed cigarette ashes into it, which I DO NOT recommend to anyone else.

It took about 2 months to fully heal, since the burn was deep and I purposely infected it. Now the scar has about a fourth of an inch rise on it, but not all over. I'm going to have to touch it up soon. I plan on getting more brandings both homemade and professionally done. I am very pleased with the way that my skin reacts to burns, I think I am addicted. he he he.

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submitted by: Anonymous
on: 11 Aug. 1997
in Scarification

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